The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 25

WILLIAMSBURG, February 25, 1775.
The following Gentlemen are elected Delegates to attend the convention to be held at Richmond on the 20th of next month: DUDLEY DIGGES and THOMAS NELSON, jun. Esquires, to represent the county of York, and JOHN BOWDOIN and JOHN BURTON, Esquires, to represent the county of Northampton.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) February 25, 1775

About this entry:

Digges was a Yorktown lawyer and Virginia government official, 1752-81. Along with Daniel Boone, Digges was also one of the seven members of the Virginia assembly that was captured during the surprise British raid on Charlottesville in 1781. In May 1776 Thomas Nelson, Jr. helped frame a constitution for Virginia. He was in Philadelphia by July 2, when he voted for the Declaration of Independence which he signed on August 2, 1776. John Bowdoin opposed the Stamp Act in 1766, was a member of the House of Burgesses in 1775, served on the Committee of Safety in 1776 and was elected to the House of Delegates in 1783. John Burton was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1769-74 as well as serving on the Committee to the Convention in 1775.

Sources: VMHB

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